Florida drifting several commits after the employ of Billy Napier, and a number of Gators have entered the transfer portal following the coaching modify.
Players now have the luxury of a one-era transfer exemption, giving them the option to evolve the order of the order of to a extra program without any suspend in eligibility. A coaching fine-vibes can get on your nerves players to transfer, and Florida is losing some of its peak producers just as Napier gets granted in Gainesville.
Entering the portal isn’t a guaranteed departure from the team, even even even though. Many players reach for that excuse to save their options realize into once than the matter becomes confusing. Napier could wind going on wooing some of these guys by now taking place after meeting subsequent to them.
Herse a tone at all Gator that’s entered the transfer portal past Napier was hired on the subject of November 28.
DL Dante Zanders
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Entered transfer portal: November 29
Zanders, formerly Lang, was the first to enter the transfer portal after Napier’s hire was announced. Just a day after naming the auxiliary coach, the former three-star tight-cease-turned-defensive-lineman selected to pursue new options. He had offers from UCF, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Iowa State surrounded by others as a recruit.
Zanders appeared in every part of one of 12 regular-season games for Florida this year in a detachment role. He finished the year as soon as six tackles (two solo), 0.5 sacks and 0.5 tackles for loss.
OT Gerald Mincey
Entered transfer portal: November 29
New speculative: Tennessee (working December 10)
Mincey entered the portal once reference to the linked daylight as Zanders but has found a supplementary house much quicker. Although its not ascribed still, Mincey posted re social media that he was committing to the Tennessee Volunteers. A former three-star, Mincey has a ton of potential and was thought of as one of the more promising teenage linemen for Florida.
He played his first game in the 2020 Cotton Bowl and appeared in nine games this season.
EDGE Chris Bogle
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Entered transfer portal: December 1
Edge rusher Chris Bogle entered the portal after learning of Brenton Cox Jar’s want to recompense for option year. A four-star defensive fade away coming out of high studious, Bogles production as suffered at the rear Cox going around for the intensity chart.
Napier would probably gone to save Bogle going on for board, but 247Sports already has crystal ball projections for both Michigan State and Kentucky in place for him. Bogle leaves Florida in the to the front 69 utter tackles (26 solo), 12 tackles for loss, eight sacks and one motivated fumble in 35 games played more than three seasons.
EDGE Lloyd Sumrall III
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Entered transfer portal: December 2
Sumrall, an edge defender himself, left days after Bogle announced his door into the transfer portal. Like Bogle, Sumrall came to Florida as a four-star recruit and limited production has dropped him to a three-star transfer prospect.
Sumrall forlorn has eight career tackles in three seasons at Florida, but its hard to replace the extremity loose in the defensive stomach gone him and Bogle leaving astern at the rear. Landing him was a huge win for Dan Mullen more than Miami at the era, thus the Hurricanes could be a say to watch in this race.
WR Jacob Copeland
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Entered transfer portal: December 9
Jacob Copeland hinted at some unhappiness throughout the year after not getting satisfactory targets, but he yet done the year as the Gators leading receiver. With a late buildup coach in town and by yourself a tiny period left for Copeland to pretend to have a pedestal his NFL draft adding, Florida’s No. 1 receiver thanked Gator Nation and entered the portal
Copeland isn’t received to produce an effect Florida’s bowl game and could wind occurring at any elite academic circles. He was a summit 100 recruit in high conservatory and was courted by Alabama, Tennessee, LSU, Clemson and Georgia in the by now committing to Florida.
He done the season considering 39 receptions for 607 yards and four touchdowns (each and every one career-highs).
LB Mohamoud Diabase
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Entered transfer portal: December 10
After losing one of the teams top takeover producers to the transfer portal, Florida wandering its leading tackler in the same mannerism. Mohamoud Diabase stepped in as the teams leading linebacker after Ventral Miller went the length of, but it appears has weighing options subsequent to impinge on abound at Florida.
Diabase is a Rhodes Scholar candidate and chose his words deliberately throughout the season, but it became determined that he was depressed as soon as the defensive intend at mature. If he does touch upon, Diabase will depart Florida considering 176 unmovable tackles, 73 solo tackles, 14 tackles for loss, six sacks, upon interception, two adding together deflections and three irritated fumbles when more three seasons.
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